About the Wine
The Groiss Rose has pretty notes of red fruits, rose, and a touch of watermelon, with bright acidity and a dry finish. The juice spent seven hours macerating with the skins, and was then pressed, giving it a light pink colour and drawing off some delicate flavours from the skins. As most roses are best when young, it's best to drink the Groiss Rose now, with fish, poultry or cheese.
The Groiss Rose is a blend of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt, the latter being a cross between the grapes Saint Laurent and Blaufrankisch, which are grown predominantly in Austria.
Ingrid Groiss grew up in her grandmother's vineyard in the small village of Breitenwaida in the Weinviertel region north of Vienna.
After starting her professional life in marketing, Ingrid returned to her home town to pursue her love of wine from her home region. Whilst garnering valuable experience at well-known producers Domäne Wachau, Birgit Braunstein and Birgit Eichinger, Ingrid was assistant winemaker to her father for their family wines.
In 2010, she challenged her father to a blind taste-off of their individual wines to see who would lead the family label on. A changing of the guard occurred and the Ingrid's skills have propelled the label to a new standard of quality.